Federal Employment

When a federal workplace is respectful, supportive, and fair, a federal job can be productive and rewarding. Unfortunately, federal work environments can sometimes be toxic due to poor management, lack of organization, unclear roles and reporting structures, and rogue fellow employees.

Sometimes an employer’s actions, omissions, and internal practices violate federal employment laws and regulations. In such cases, an employee can benefit from the counsel of an experienced employment lawyer.

The Law Offices of Peter C. Hansen, LLC represents employees of the U.S. Federal Government, as well as D.C. Government employees, local employees of foreign embassies and missions, and employees of private businesses and nonprofits in employment-related claims involving:

  • Demotion
  • Disability
  • Discrimination (age, disability, genetics, national origin, race/color, religion, retaliation, sex, and sexual orientation)
  • Harassment (including sexual harassment)
  • Hostile work environment
  • Misconduct allegations
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-selection for position
  • Performance reviews
  • Reassignment
  • Removal
  • Retaliation
  • Separation/severance agreements
  • Suspension and revocation of security clearance
  • Whistleblowing
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Wrongful termination

The Law Offices represents employees throughout the employment-dispute process, including in administrative grievances, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints, adverse actions, whistleblower complaints, alternative dispute resolution (including mediation and conciliation), and cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Foreign Service Grievance Board (FSGB), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Offices of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and D.C. courts. The Law Offices also represents clients before the D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR).

To discuss your case with the Law Offices in confidence, please contact J. Michael (Mike) King at inquiry@peterhansenlaw.com or at (202) 349-3907.


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Peter C. Hansen is a public international law specialist and trial and appellate attorney who advises both private and public-sector clients on a wide range of international and domestic matters. Read More
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J. Michael (Mike) King specializes in employment law and employment litigation in the District of Columbia. He has represented numerous employees in disputes involving a wide range of issues. Read More
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